Gabriel Gruber

Lyceum of Ljubljana 
"Gabriel Gruber"

Габриэ́ль Гру́бер (Gabriel Gruber)

He was born on May 6, 1740 in Vienna. In the year 1755 he entered the Society of Jesus. After studies 1773 in Graz he was Professor for Mechanics and Hydraulics in Laibach, until 1784 he visited again the Jesuits in Russia. There he was included again into the Order. He was active as engineer, chemist, building master, painter, mechanic and physician. By him the College in Polozk became a famous academy of the technical science. In the year 1800 he became the first Rector of the College for Aristocrats in Petersburg, which had been created by him.

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